90 Day Fiance: Just Landed introduces new couple Cole (American) and Maria (from Colombia). ‘Just Landed‘ is an online-only TLC spinoff show of 90 Day Fiance. The show follows three new couples and focuses on the first few days after the foreign fiance arrives in America. While this is a common premise on the flagship TLC series, the new spinoff focuses more on the days immediately following arrival. And, it provides an in-depth look into what those crucial days look like.
What do we know so far about Cole and Maria?
90 Day Fiance: Just Landed – Cole & Maria Met at a Bar
On Just Landed, Cole is a cook. He met Maria at a bar after his shift ended. Working in the restaurant industry, he frequents bars after work as a way to unwind following the grind of a busy kitchen. He found Maria at a local watering hole in South Carolina, but there was a problem. Cole was in a long-term (9-year long) relationship when he first laid eyes on Maria. Cole was not just in a relationship, but he was engaged.
90 Day Fiance: Just Landed cast member Maria is a 24-year-old beauty from Colombia. She tells TLC cameras that Cole instantly caught her attention. And, they spent the entire night flirting with their eyes. Cole admits he was still engaged at the time. But, he went ahead and got Maria’s number anyway. At the time, she was on a tourist visa from Bogota.
90 Day Fiance: Cole Keeps Engagement A Secret
Secrets are a big part of 90 Day Fiance, no matter the spinoff. And, that seems to be the case with this Just Landed pair. Cole kept his fiance a secret. And, that spelled trouble down the line. Especially as Maria and Cole’s connection grew. Maria reveals she was “in shock” when she realized Cole had a girlfriend – especially considering how close they were becoming
It turns out the 90 Day Fiance Colombian beauty gave Cole an ultimatum. He had to choose between her or his girlfriend of nine years. Cole almost chose his girlfriend because of how long they’d been together. His girlfriend was pretty much part of his family. And, the thought of shaking that up definitely gave him pause. Eventually, he chose Maria and they decided to move forward.
Just Landed: What Happens Next?
Maria’s K-1 visa was approved and she is moving in with Cole and his parents on Just Landed. That’s always a big adjustment for the fiance that comes from another country. So, it will be interesting to see how they adjust to their new living situation. His parents accepted his ex as one of their own. So, that definitely weighs heavily as Maria and Cole begin their lives in America. Maria worries that Cole may two-time her the way he did with his ex. And, there’s also the fact that his ex’s shadow still hangs over his family.
TLC is opting for a different format with 90 Day Fiance: Just Landed. Most episodes from the franchise and its spinoffs are two hours long. But, each of the Just Landed segments are roughly 15 minutes. Also, the episodes are available in batches on TLC GO rather than in weekly installments. So, it’s a slightly different format when compared with what most 90 Day Fiance watchers are used to. The segments are shorter. But, there are also fewer couples. So, for those that prefer to binge, this format is ideal for it.
Watch all episodes of 90 Day Fiance: Just Landed, only on TLC GO.
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